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A Noteworthy Event: Pender Island Flute Retreat

By Gwen Klassen: CPO Assistant Principal flute player I was asked to write a little about the Pender Island Flute Retreat (PIFR) of which I am Founder and Director. It's a tough assignment, as we are approaching [...]

By | June 6th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

43 Years at the CPO

There are lots of memories and stories in a 43-year career with the Orchestra. Principal Violist John Thompson shared some of them with us when he reflected about his career with the CPO. John, originally [...]

By | May 27th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Stampede Princesses Share the Crown

There's only five days left until the CPO's Father-Daughter Princess Ball, presented by MNP! In addition to fundraising for the CPO's Education programs (bringing music to kids in grades K-12) we're also excited to announce that [...]

By | May 20th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

37 Years at the CPO

CPO Violist Katerina Grigoriu retires this year after a 37-year career with Orchestra. We got the opportunity to ask her about how she began her journey as a professional musician, what brought her from Romania to Canada, and [...]

By | May 12th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Tom Mirhady Talks Mahler

From learning why Mahler was considered a "Master," to understanding what's involved in performing Mahler's 5th symphony, take a look at our Q&A with CPO cellist Tom Mirhady about our "Masters" concert (music from Mozart, [...]

By | May 5th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Behind the Scenes with Jennifer

Ever wondered how an orchestra operates, or the meaning behind the repertoire you hear at CPO performances? Since the 1990's, the CPO has offered a course that teaches students about our classical repertoire. Over the [...]

By | April 29th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Four Days To Go!

The countdown is on! There's only four days left until our Season launch concert, Ode to Joy, on May 1! We got the chance to sit down with our Chorus Master Tim Shantz (also the [...]

By | April 24th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

“A Song of Joys” World Premiere: CPO Season Launch

The CPO launches our new season on May 1 at our Ode to Joy concert! In addition to hearing about our exciting new season, you’ll hear the world premiere of A Song of Joys by [...]

By | April 15th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

2014/2015 Season Sneak Peek

At the CPO, we're busy gearing up for our 2014/2015 season, which launches on May 1 at our Ode to Joy concert - featuring the world premiere of A Song of Joys by Canadian composer Stephen Chatman [...]

By | April 8th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Chatting with our Fabulous Finnish Intern

In the spirit of Finnish composer Sibelius (whose music is in our concerts with the Gryphon Trio), we interviewed our lovely Finnish intern Salla Tonteri to hear her thoughts about Calgary, the CPO, and Finland! [...]

By | March 26th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments